#Review: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Review: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

Title: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Author: Lynn Weingarten
Pages: 325
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: July 7, 2015

Synopsis: Pitched as Gone Girl meets Thirteen Reasons Why
June barely has time to mourn the death of her best friend Delia, before Delia's ex-boyfriend convinces her Delia was murdered, and June is swept into a tangle of lies, deceit, and conspiracy.
Before entering in this review, please note that if I had a rating system this book, I would give this book a solid 1.5 (half a point for the cover). This review points out the things that I didn't like about it, so beware. If you don't want to read a bad review, don't. But I strongly recommend that you stay away from Suicide Notes for Beautiful Girls

Cover: I love the cover for Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls! It’s so pretty and simple. Everything goes really well together.

Characters: Delia is a toxic liar. She’s a horrible human being and I had no sympathy whatsoever for her throughout this novel. She irritated me. I found her annoying and clinging and oh so very confusing.

June’s character wasn’t consistent. She goes from hating Delia and never talking to her to loving her and calling her “home.” I’m over her like you ignored her existence for the past year, and now that she deads you can’t live without her? She was terrified of drugs, and then she goes to a party thrown by a drug dealer for some “fun.” How does she even know this drug speak if she’s so innocent? And she sits back everytime Delia and her friends hurt someone. If you’re a nice, innocent person, you normally wouldn’t sit back and watch?

Their friendship could only be described as toxic. I noticed nothing good between the two. Delia just needs help.

Plot: The plot was everywhere. It really didn’t add up, and there were a lot of holes. If June’s mother was so horrible, why was every time she was mentioned she was caring (kind of) after her daughter? She seemed a tad bit concerned for her.

June. Little Junie. She was a Perfect Polly. She didn’t see that she was beautiful, but everyone else could see it. No one passed over her like she thought. Yeah, right. She’s no better than those female leads that everyone passes over until she takes off her glasses and she is drop dead gorgeous. It’s totally realistic. Note the sarcasm.

Ending: Don’t even get me started. It made no sense and not in the good way. I get that this was supposed to be a mystery, but honestly, I felt as if I’d just wasted two days of my life. It was that bad. Also, it just made me hate Delia even more. And can I just make a comment about how much of a slut June actually is? The author makes you think that she’s hardly ever got attention from boys, and then she goes and does that within days of meeting the boy. Just stop.

Overall: This book makes me mad. If you can’t tell, I get really sarcastic when I’m mad. I don’t recommend this to anyone. It’s everywhere. I hate to say it, but I wouldn’t pick this book up. It’s so pretty and has a lot of potential, but the story just… sucks. I’m sorry to say that. I didn’t like it.

About the Author

Lynn Weingarten is a writer and book editor. Her fourth book, SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, will be published by Simon Pulse in the US and Egmont UK/Electric Monkey in July 2015. She's on Twitter @lynnweingarten